MSNBC: The real ministry of propaganda – Tea Party Nation

MSNBC: The real ministry of propaganda – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

What does MSNBC stand for?  There are probably all kinds of funny acronyms we could create to explain the idiocy of MSNBC.  What is going on at Pravda in New York City?

 In case you missed it, MSNBC, the now official propaganda arm of the Obama campaign has hit a new low.  No, I’m not talking about its ratings.  Those are now so low they almost cannot be measured. 

 They have now edited a Romney video to make Romney look really bad.   This was so bad that even liberal outlets like the Huffington Post condemned MSNBC. 

 The video propaganda took place on Joe Scarborough’s show.   What the video purported to show was Mitt Romney listening to a crowd shout “Ryan, Ryan.” (This done by showing subtitles)  Then he supposedly went up and encouraged the crowd to chant, “Romney, Ryan.”

 Scarborough dropped his head into his hands, saying, “Oh sweet Jesus.”

 The problem is, that is not what happened. 

 At the rally, the crowd was actually shouting Romney, Romney.  Mitt Romney went to the stage, complemented Paul Ryan and told the crowd to chant, “Romney/Ryan.”

 Scarborough is your typical pet Republican the big networks have.  He claims to be a Republican and a conservative, yet given every opportunity he will trash Republicans and conservatives at every turn. 

 MSNBC is officially the media arm of the Obama campaign and a total joke.  Wait, aren’t those two the same thing? 

 The question is what do we do about them?

 We could just ignore them.  Judging by their ratings, everyone else does.   MSNBC is the Kim Kardashian of the media world.  The only time anyone pays attention to them is when they pull a stunt like they did with this Romney video. 

 However, I am tired of the drive by media giving the Obama Regime free advertising.  Perhaps a complaint to the Federal Election Commission is in order.  MSNBC has the right to broadcast what they want, even propaganda.  However, that does not allow them to make in kind contributions to the Obama campaign and the coverage MSNBC has given is the equivalent of an in-kind contribution. 

 If MSNBC wants to be an arm of the Obama campaign, then it should be treated as such.  There is no Republican channel on cable, but perhaps there should be.   The ratings for it would certainly be better than MSNBC’s ratings.

 Meanwhile we can all go back to ignoring MSNBC.

Romney and Ryan 2012 – Tea Party Nation

 

Romney and Ryan 2012 – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Rivoli Revue

The Tea Party Express VIII – Winning For America Tour just finished it’s sixth day.  It has been a great start to the tour having held several rallies in Florida, Georgia and covering the state of North Carolina.  The number of first time attendees at a Tea Party rally were surprising.   When talking to folks we were told they are coming out to show support and get informed.  They are trying to find out if the liberal media is lying to them about the demise of the Tea Party.  We assure them that “Yes, the media is lying!  The Tea Party is alive and well.”

Several people mentioned to us that the media seems to be trying to make them believe we have no hope.  Folks, the liberal media is lying.  They are trying to make you feel defeated so you won’t bother going to the polls to vote.  But there is hope and that hope is in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  The crowds have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic for Romney and Ryan.  We can win in November if you get out and vote!

Crowds are energized and motivated to take back our White House and end the socialist agenda of Barack Obama.

We received an email from a friend just before starting the tour.  He said “when you hit that stage hold nothing back.  For the sake of my children and yours, hold nothing back.”  We have thought of those words each time we have taken the stage and we have held nothing back.  So for those of you still undecided, here are the facts.  If you are thinking of not voting, then you are surrendering your vote to Obama.  If you are thinking of a write in vote or voting for a third party, then you are voting for Obama.  NEVER has a Presidential candidate won as a write in.  NEVER has a Presidential candidate been elected from a third party.  NEVER.  And it will not happen this election either.  If you went to the polls during the primary and you voted your principles then you did the right thing.  If your candidate didn’t win, then we’re sorry.  In all honesty, ours didn’t win either.  But the primaries are over.  The next President and Vice President of the United States will be elected from one of the two major parties.  That’s the facts.  It will either be Barack Obama and Joe Biden or Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Those are your choices.  At this point, you start from square one and you look at your principles and you pick the candidates that stand closest to what your values represent.  And here’s the hard truth – if you think you’re going to skip out on voting, write in a vote, or vote for a third party, then just go ahead and vote for Barack Obama.  Then you can at least take responsibility for the collapse of our economy and the loss of our nation if Obama is reelected.

As we listened tonight at the rally in Wilmington N.C. to the gentlemen who spoke about escaping communism to come to this “great country”, we were reminded of the importance of this election.  Folks, our freedoms here are now at stake.  Make no mistake about it.  If you believe in America and love this land your choice is clear.  Only one choice will keep America’s future bright.   So Ron and I will proudly, and without hesitation march to the polls in November and vote for Freedom and Liberty.  We will vote for Faith and Integrity.  We will vote for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  We will vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

We must stand united to win in November.  Will you stand with us in support of candidates who love America, will not apologize for being exceptional, will support our military and will bring back our economy, bring back jobs, save medicare and repeal Obamacare?  Please join us in voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

(As we traveled to join the tour we wrote a new song to show our support.  It’s titled “Romney and Ryan 2012″.  It can be downloaded for FREE at www.Soundclick.com/RivoliRevuefeaturingRonandKayRivoli  Go there, listen to the words, then download it and send it to all your friends, family, email lists and radio stations in your area.  We must stand united to elect Romney and Ryan in November.)

 

Are You an Extremist? – Bill O’Reilly – Townhall.com

 

Are You an Extremist? – Bill O’Reilly – Townhall.com

Are You an Extremist?

That “vision” would be federal spending cuts and entitlement reform.

While chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan sent two spending bills to the House, both of which passed but were killed in the Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats. The bills cut federal programs across the board. Ryan is also a fan of reforming Medicare and Social Security, which are going bankrupt.

In the bubble that is the liberal media, trimming government spending and making entitlements more fiscally viable are extreme positions. That’s somewhat ironic because President Obama’s strategy of massive government spending and borrowing is perhaps the most extreme economic plan in the nation’s history. Never before has the USA run up such an enormous debt and had so little to show for it.

So defining Ryan as extreme is an interesting scare tactic — and one that might be extended in the days to come. Here are some other positions that the committed left media consider extreme:

–If you believe traditional marriage should be kept as the exclusive standard, you are not only extreme; you are a homophobe.  

–If you believe all Americans should pay less in taxes, you are greedy and an anti-poor extremist.  

–If you believe the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to buy and possess guns, you are promoting violence in an extreme way.  

–If you believe the government has a duty to combat overseas terrorists without giving them constitutional protections, you are an extreme anti-human rights individual.  

–If you believe abortion is the taking of a human life, you are an anti-woman extremist.  

–If you support securing the nation’s borders and regulating immigration, you are anti-Hispanic.  

The list goes on and on.

By labeling someone as extreme, you can dismiss whatever they say. That’s the strategy being used against Ryan. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd writes: “Ryan should stop being so lovable. People who intend to hurt other people should wipe the smile off their faces.”

So in Dowd’s estimation, Ryan is in politics to harm the folks. He gets up every day and plots the personal damage he might be able to achieve.

This is now where we are in American politics. If Ryan’s reform vision will harm Americans, let’s hear some specifics. So far, under Obama, we have a sluggish economy, high employment and record debt. Sounds harmful to me.

But then again, I’m an extremist.

 

Does the Democratic Parrty have a Death Wish? – Tea Party Nation

 

 

Does the Democratic Parrty have a Death Wish? – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

Does the Democratic Party have a death wish? It continues to display a suicidal desire to offend the delegates to its forthcoming convention and the rest of the voters.

In recent days we learned that it is contemplating a platform plank that would endorse same-sex marriage, something that its core African-American voters detest. Maybe they are after the gay vote, but gays constitute barely three percent of the population and not all are Democrats.

It has been announced that former President Jimmy Carter will address the convention via video. Widely regarded as the worst president of the modern era, if not of all the presidents until Obama was elected, Carter in his post-presidential life is best known for embracing every dictator he ever met, for attacking Israel as an “apartheid” state and as a staunch defender of the Palestinians whom even fellow Arabs dislike. I am sure many American Jews, another voting bloc for Democrats, will likely be offended by his participation.

Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts candidate for the Senate who originated the “You didn’t build that” meme that Obama embraced will be another convention speaker and, it turns out, she enhanced her resume by claiming to be a native American with an infinitesimal amount of Cherokee blood. Even the Cherokee nation has disowned her. There goes the Native American vote.

In an odd decision the Democrats have given the job of nominating Obama to former President Bill Clinton. Never mind that he was the first President since Andrew Johnson to be impeached while in office or the first to be exposed for having an affair with a White House intern as young as his daughter. As President, he witnessed the return to power in Congress by Republicans. Many of the programs for which he is given credit were initiated by them. Obama has just used yet another executive order to gut the welfare reform program he signed into law!

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to campaign by calling for higher taxes on everyone, but carefully never mentioning his much-hated signature legislation, Obamacare. Catholic delegates to the convention may be wondering if they have to park their conscience at the door given the Obamacare mandates regarding abortion issues.

Then there’s the little problem of more than forty-two straight months of unemployment in excess of eight percent or the three years without a budget vote. Running a nation on continuing resolutions is a very bad idea.

Harry Reid, the Majority Leader in the Senate who has blocked more bills from even being debated than anyone in modern memory, recently stood in the well of the Senate to announce that an anonymous source—a little birdie—told him that Mitt Romney had not filed his tax returns since shortly after the end of the Civil War. He was soundly denounced for such piffle, but it does reflect the kind of lies the Democrats are now resorting to.

Advertising supporting Obama’s reelection has included one that suggests that Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman’s death even though it occurred years after he had left Bain Capitol and was filled with other lies. An earlier Democratic ad portrayed Vice Presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan, pushing an old lady in a wheelchair off a cliff. Campaigns have always been ugly, but suggesting one’s opponents are murderers is a new low. The odds are we have not yet seen them reach the bottom rung of iniquity.

The Ohio Democratic Party law suit to deny an early voting option to those serving in the U.S. military is yet another dumb move and it is widely believed that the Democrats are again looking to have dead people vote in large numbers.

Has, in fact, a political party ever had a more deceitful and distasteful group of leaders than Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the current DNC chairwoman?

Does it strike anyone as hypocritical and absurd that while the DNC hammers Romney to release his tax returns, Obama has yet to have released his college transcripts, the passport on which he traveled to Pakistan, or any records that might provide some truth as an alternative to the fairy tale memoirs he has written?

Who else can the DNC offend? It would not surprise me to see a Muslim imam get the call to provide the opening and closing prayers.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

 

November is coming! – Tea Party Nation

November is coming! – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

If your only source of information were the drive-by media, you would miss what is going on.   We are seeing something we have not seen before.

 What is it and why is it so important for us?

 We are seeing victory.

 On Saturday, Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan would be his choice to be Vice President.  The choice immediately electrified the Republican base and brought balking conservatives on board.

 The New York Times said Paul Ryan was now the face of the Tea Party Caucus

 This year, we have seen win after win by Tea Party Candidates.  It started with Richard Mourdock in Indiana.  Then it was Deb Fischer in Nebraska.  Ted Cruz has won in Texas.   All three of these won their primaries and are solid favorites to win the general election.

 In Wisconsin, Mark Neumann has closed the gap against businessman Eric Hovde and RINO Tommy Thompson.  If he wins, he will face a hard race against Tammy Baldwin, who is a far left radical Congressman.  If elected, Baldwin would be the most radical extremist, far left Senator since Barack Obama.

 A solid member of the Tea Party Caucus is also up for election tomorrow.  Sandy Adams has been redistricted into the same district as Republican big spender John Mica.

 This battle is the quintessential battle of the Tea Party versus the establishment. 

 The good news is we are winning this year.  Those who said the Tea Party was dead were wrong again!

 They said we were dead after the big rallies in 2009 and we won in 2010.  They said we were dead last year and look what is happening this year.

 Since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, crowds at Romney events have been huge.  Several of them have been over 10,000.   Barack Obama just did a fundraiser with tickets that were only $51.  He could not even fill half the room.

 We are looking at a year where we can and where we will sweep the Democrats out of power. 

 While we are winning, there is one very important thing to remember.  Barack Obama and the Party of Treason will not willingly give up power.    This is still going to be a tough fight and as Mitt Romney warned yesterday, expect Barack Obama to fight in the gutter in this race.

 But the good news is we are seeing the end of the Obama Regime.

 We have been through the dark days of the Obama Regime but November is coming.   We have seen Obama try to destroy this nation, but November is coming.    We have seen Obama and the Party of Treason spit in the face of real Americans, but November is coming. 

 Barack Obama has tried to ignore us, pretend we did not exist and simply insult us.  November is coming.  We have seen the Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil try to spend America into bankruptcy, but November is coming. 

 We celebrate, we fight, and we win.

 November is coming.   As we go to November, we should remember the famous words of Winston Churchill.  “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

 We are seeing the end of the beginning.  November is coming and when January comes then we start dismantling the damage Obama has done to America.

Liberal Opposition to Ryan Plan Is Delusional Demagoguery – David Limbaugh – Townhall Conservative Columnists

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Liberal Opposition to Ryan Plan Is Delusional Demagoguery – David Limbaugh – Townhall Conservative Columnists.

It’s one thing for good-faith conservative Republicans to challenge the Ryan plan from the right if they believe its cuts are too small and too slow, but these liberal attacks are something else again.

How catastrophic would the nation’s fiscal condition have to be before liberals recognized its urgency? Is there any scenario under which they’d consider setting aside their partisan populism to come to the nation’s rescue? Are they capable of even temporarily setting aside their redistributionist myopia long enough meaningfully to address the main drivers of the national debt?

As we know, President Obama hasn’t addressed and won’t address our financial problems. He has never presented a budget plan that even pretends to rein in entitlement spending or comes anywhere close to reducing our annual deficits to less than shocking numbers, much less reversing the debt picture.

When Paul Ryan presented his plan in April 2011, Obama mocked, ridiculed and demonized him and Republicans as wanting to inflict pain on the elderly and autistic, among other sympathetic groups. Yet when Obama’s treasury secretary appeared before the House and the Senate, he admitted the administration’s plan wholly fails to address the long-term debt issue and said only that the administration doesn’t like the way Ryan’s plan approaches it.

We are witnessing the end results of liberal policies on a wide variety of issues — from health care to the economy to the national debt — yet liberals can’t give them up. Instead of acknowledging that their utopian dreams haven’t delivered, they are shaking their fists at Republicans and conservatives, as if it were our fault that reality doesn’t conform to their fantasies. They’d be much better off reading Mark Levin‘s “Ameritopia,” but I won’t hold my breath.

In The New Republic, Jonathan Cohn rails against “the stunning immorality of Paul Ryan’s budget.” The Washington Post’s editorial board denounces “Paul Ryan’s dangerous, and intentionally vague, budget plan.”

Cohn, obviously not given to hyperbole, suggests that no politician would ever boast about a plan that would rob health insurance from tens of millions and “effectively eliminate the federal government except for entitlements and defense spending” — “except Paul Ryan just did.”

It’s not as though “tens of millions” have anything desirable with Obamacare, and whatever they do have costs multiples of what it was advertised and will also wreck the quality of our health care and greatly diminish our freedoms. So how about instead of the cherry-picking we get a little more of the whole picture?

Cohn obviously resents any proposals that would deprive liberals of the Monopoly money they use to effectuate their social planning schemes, even though extending the status quo would guarantee national insolvency and the disastrous consequences it would bring. How do they figure government dependents would fare if that were to occur?

Instead of contributing something — anything — toward long-term solutions to the problems they largely caused, Cohn and his fellow liberal finger-pointers are scapegoating Ryan and Republicans for offering a reasonable plan to navigate us out of this mess.

The Washington Post’s editors are no better. They lead with what they pretend is a self-evident truth but what is no more accurate than their Keynesian maxim that deficit spending stimulates the economy. “There is no credible path to deficit reduction,” they write, “without a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases.”

Sorry, but after a certain point, tax rate increases yield diminishing marginal returns for the revenue ledger, which we’ve seen throughout our history at both the macro (entire economy) and micro (luxury tax) levels. No matter how high they jack up the tax rates, they’re not going to produce a significant fraction of the additional revenue needed to balance the budget, let alone begin to reduce the national debt.

Try a simple exercise: Compare the Bush budgets with the Obama budgets, and see the startling amount of difference economic growth makes on the generation of revenue. We’re talking hundreds of billions of dollars.

I don’t believe that Ryan is proposing tax cuts primarily because he believes we pay too much in taxes. I think he did so because of the practical reality that we can’t ultimately balance the budget — even with substantial spending cuts — unless we have a growing economy that yields a bigger pie to generate sufficient revenue.

The painful truth is that Ryan’s plan is modest and moderate, not grandiose and extreme. If you want to criticize it, do so on the basis that the country could use an even bigger fiscal diet, not that it is too severe.

Democrats and their liberal helpmates are stoking the flames of the fire that threatens the republic; Ryan and others are driving the firetrucks and are merely debating over how big the hoses should be.

In a saner and less polarized nation, Obama would be ousted in a historic landslide in November. He very well may be.

MILLER: How Obama will waste your money – Washington Times

MILLER: How Obama will waste your money – Washington Times.

Liberal priorities see a $1.5 trillion increase in new budget

By Emily Miller – The Washington Times

President Obama clings to the fantasy that he can tax and spend the country out of malaise

and into prosperity. Instead of showing restraint in the face of our $15.4 trillion debt, the budget he released Monday included $1.5 trillion in new outlays that will ensure plenty of cash for programs that inspire his liberal base in an election year.

Mr. Obama was only held back by the budget caps which the Republicans insisted on in last summer’s debt-ceiling deal. This forced modest cuts in a few areas of the government, but he meets his targets by adding $1.9 trillion in new taxes.

“Thanks to a series of gimmicks, the president’s new budget creates an illusion of fiscal responsibility that ensures an American debt crisis,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, told The Washington Times. “This budget is a record fourth straight budget with deficits over $1 trillion and continues already failed stimulus spending policies.”

According to the committee’s calculations, the president has asked for a whopping $966 billion in expenditures in the name of creating jobs. This Stimulus 2.0 includes a six-year, $476 billion surface transportation reauthorization measure, which is an 80 percent boost from the previous bill. The White House wants to send $50 billion out the door next year, supposedly for roads, bridges, walking paths, trains and runways. This time, however, the Obama administration acknowledged that the jobs aren’t shovel-ready, writing that, “infrastructure projects take time to get underway.”

At a White House briefing on Monday, the president’s economic advisers made a point of mentioning the high rate of unemployment among construction workers, who just happened to be largely labor union backers of the president’s campaign.

Another part of the new stimulus spending is devoted to Mr. Obama’s high-speed-rail pipe dream. His budget asks for $47 billion over six years to bankroll the pricey train sets. Bizarrely, the White House does not acknowledge that the costly program was defunded entirely by congressional Republicans for 2012. If the GOP keeps the House in the November elections, Mr. Obama’s choo-choos will be permanently derailed.

The budget also justifies extending the 99-week unemployment insurance because it generates “up to $2 of economic activity for every $1 spent.” Gene Sperling, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters on Monday that paying people not to work gave the “most bang for the buck” for job creation.

The whoppers don’t end there. Despite congressional opposition, Mr. Obama continues to ask for a 0.5 percent pay hike for government employees for 2013. The document then says this would “free up” $28 billion over 10 years to fund other government programs. Only fuzzy Washington math could explain how paying higher salaries creates more money to spend on other government programs.

One look through Mr. Obama’s fourth blueprint for fixing the economy and the American people should say, “Katy, bar the door.” We don’t need more spending, more taxes and bigger government. The 2010 election succeeded in slowing the red ink being spilled in Washington. Hopefully the 2012 election will bring in an administration whose budgets are more firmly rooted in reality.

Emily Miller is a senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times.

Comedy Central – Tea Party Nation

Comedy Central – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips on December 9, 2011

Politics, particularly as we head into the primary contests is sometimes referred to as the silly season. 

 Silly does not describe adequately describe what happened yesterday.  In fact, we might even call it comedic relief.

 What was so funny?

 Mitt Romney is trying to attack Newt Gingrich for not being conservative enough.

 From The Hill:

 Mitt Romney launched a new web video attacking the conservative credentials of Newt Gingrich, who is emerging as his main rival for the GOP presidential nomination.

The ad out Friday hits Gingrich for comments he made about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget plan. It splices together news reports and clips of political pundits reporting on comments Gingrich made on Ryan’s plan, which would turn Medicare into a voucher-like system for those under 55. In an interview Gingrich did shortly after he jumped into the presidential race, the former House Speaker criticized the plan, calling it “radical.”

 Mitt Romney?  He is kidding right?   Newt Gingrich is by no stretch of the imagination perfect.   Gingrich himself will tell you that.

However, Gingrich has a lifetime rating of 90 from the American Conservative Union.   Mitt Romney would have to move significantly to the right just to be liberal.  Mitt, the babydaddy for Obamacare is trying to call Newt not conservative enough?

Please, I need to stop laughing now. 

Mitt, the fan boy for the welfare state thinks Newt is not sufficiently conservative?  Remember, we are talking about the guy who ran to the LEFT of Teddy Kennedy when he was trying to win Kennedy’s seat in the Senate.

Mitt, or as one blogger likes to refer to him as Mitt for brains, is using surrogates to attack Newt.  People like John Sununu.  You remember him?  He was George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff. This is the same guy Newt hung up on when Sununu called to tell him that Bush was breaking his no new taxes pledge.  As Mark Levin pointed out on his show last night, Sununu’s singular accomplishment was to convince George H.W. Bush that David Souter was a conservative.   The fact that Sununu was the architect for Souter’s rise to the Supreme Court should be grounds to have Sununu forever banished from the Republican Party.

Is Newt Gingrich conservative enough?  Most people would answer that question yes.  The only people who doubt that were last seen at Moveon.org’s headquarters.

As for Mitt, he should really stop talking about politics and go back to what he does best.  That would be standing in front of a mirror and singing to himself his theme song, “The next time I fall in love, it will be with me.”